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What to make of the annual international gabfest that is the UN General Assembly? No longer a stately assemblage of heads of state, the get-together has devolved into a daytime talk show, rife with drama over who shows up, who doesn’t and who bashes whom. And when the next day rolls around, we’ve all forgotten what we watched the day before.
When the United Nations was chartered into being at the close of World War II, three kinds of people were present.
There were dreamy idealists, who envisioned the organization would evolve into good global governance like the World Federation on Star Trek.
There were self-serving power brokers, scheming how to bend the UN to serve their ends.
And there were the realists who thought the assembly could, at worst, serve as a responsible forum for debates and exchanges of ideas and, at best, establish some subsidiary agencies to coordinate actions for the common good—like standards for international commercial aviation.
So how did that turn out?
Today, the UN looks nothing like a global government. Even the globalist crowd has moved on. They now meet to plan